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Cowboy Baked Beans

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min.

Makes

12 servings (3/4 cup each)

Baked cowboy beans are a perennial favorite at barbecues and potlucks. My meaty recipe uses a variety of beans and has a perfect smoky taste. —Joe Sherwood, Tryon, Nebraska

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-3/4 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 50-60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 350 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 1232mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 8g fiber), 20g protein.

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